Optimus Mini Three Keyboard review

A novel approach to keyboard shortcuts


Our Verdict

It may be pricey, but it could prove a valuable time-saver


  • Easy setup

    Free plug-ins


  • Expensive

The Optimus Mini Three Keyboard (£130 inc. VAT) uses customisable hotkeys to make software access easier than ever. Quick to set up, it's ideal for controlling your favourite programs using its full-colour animated buttons.

Connected by USB, the keyboard is automatically configured for common Windows and Mac software, such as media players, internet browsers and Apple's iTunes.

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Each button can be assigned a task and can be used as an extra quick launch bar alongside your keyboard and mouse.

Fully customisable, free plug-ins increase support for popular software applications. Although expensive for what it is, this is a novel concept and a stylish toy to add to your laptop.